Posted by Steph on October 02, 2007
"All things must pass" - I'm not concerned with the meaning, I believe it's apparent: nothing lasts forever. I'm interested in the origin. I believe the one listed on the site which quotes the Bible as the source, is incorrect. The difference here is between 'pass' and 'come to pass'. Come to pass, of course, meaning 'to happen in the future'.
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